0343 GMT September 21, 2017
Iranian film 'Appendix', directed by Hossein Namazi, won the Best Screenplay award at the 41st Montreal World Film Festival which was held in Canada from August 24 to September 4.
Produced by Maqsoud Jabbari, this was the first presence of the Iranian flick in an international filmfest, Mehr News Agency reported.
The flick was first screened at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran from April 21 to 28, 2017.
Founded in 1977, the Canadian event is one of the country's oldest international film festivals and the only competitive one in North America accredited by the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films (FIAPF).
The public festival is held annually in late August in the city of Montreal in Quebec.
Farabi Cinema Foundation, as an international film distributor, pitted 'Appendix' as well as 'Yeva', a joint Irano-Armenian production, directed by Anahid Abad in the Focus on World Cinema (features and Shorts) non-competition section of the Canada-based festival.
'Under the Smoky Roof' by Pouran Derakhshandeh was the other Iranian representative in the Focus on World Cinema section.